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Digital Video Ad Fraud Squeezes The Juice From Your Battery

By now you may have heard about digital video ad fraud even though you most probably haven’t done anything to protect yourself from it yet. Billions of dollars are lost to fraudsters annually, making it potentially the second largest organized crime syndicate of all time. The more you know about digital video ad fraud, the […]

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Safe Travels: Lost Passport, Now What?

There’s nothing else that will send you into a panic like losing your passport, especially while traveling abroad. After all, without it you are stranded in a foreign country and may be unsure about how you will manage to get home again. Why is Your Passport so Important? Your passport is essentially as (if not […]

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Safeguarding Against Identity Theft While Traveling

While we all love vacations and wonderful new places to explore, we are often more concerned with our packing list than our need for proper cyber security. In our modern age, identity theft often happens through our phones and other smart devices, sometimes even without our notice. Here are some helpful tips to keep your […]

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Keep Yourself Safe From Social Security Fraud

With scammers getting smarter every day, we have to be more vigilant with our personal data. Here’s a quick guide to social security fraud, keeping your social security card safe, and how to apply for a replacement card if you need one. Common Social Security Scams There are many different kinds of identity theft, but […]

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Don’t Waste Your Money On Fake Ads

The internet is a way of life in the modern world, and with that, online shopping has grown immensely. However, with this added popularity comes a dark side – scammers abuse the internet, looking for new ways to get you to part with your life savings – like convincing you to buy a low-quality product […]

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Student Loan Scams To Keep Your Eye On

It is no secret that student debt is a common problem. Unfortunately, an even bigger problem occurs when students in debt fall victim to scammers. A recent student loan study by Experian revealed that since 2008, student debt in the U.S. had increased by a whopping 129%. This rise in debt creates more opportunities for scammers to trick […]

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What Makes A Scammer Successful

Scam artists are everywhere. Their appearance is no different from you or I. However, the most effective way to spot a scam artist, is to be cognizant of who their victims are. A scammer will prey on the same vulnerable and defenseless person. Who Are Scammers? Not everyone can be scammed. But everyone can be […]

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Taking The “Chill” Out Of These New Netflix Scams

As we are once again consumed by the daily grind, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned of the latest Netflix Scams invading our in-boxes. Scammers are using e-mails masquerading as communication sent out by the company requesting recipients update their personal information, such as payment details, via a click through link.  Recipients of […]

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Spear Phishing Scams – A Focused Attack

You think it’s your bank calling, you answer the phone, and someone introduces himself as a bank official. The caller claims that the bank needs to verify a transaction on your debit card and even confirms some of your personal details, like your full name and the last 4 digits of your social security number. […]

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Red Flags Revealing Online Dating Scams

The world has become a much more interconnected and virtual place. This makes it easy for everyone to socialize on a level never experienced before, but also makes it easier for people to fall victim to online scams. In the online dating space, it has become common for scammers to take advantage of innocent often […]

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